Book of Secrets
by Chris Roberson
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007322459
Date: 06 August 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I'm a big fan of Chris Roberson, having reviewed his work here a few times (follow these links for my reviews of Paragea, Set The Seas on Fire and The Dragon's Nine Sons). He's a fabulously energetic and inventive writer, seemingly at home in almost any facet of the genre. I'm delighted therefore to see Book of Secrets amongst the first releases from the equally energetic and inventive new imprint Angry Robot.
"Reporter Spencer Finch is embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and monks. At the same time, he's trying to make sense of the legacy left him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be magazines from the golden age of pulp fiction, and even earlier.
Following his nose, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving a lost Greek play, secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes… and an entire secret history of mankind."